[Pkg-telepathy-maintainers] Bug#533363: Bug#533363: Bug#533363: empathy: crashes on "Join Favorites (F5)"

Jonny Lamb jonny at debian.org
Sun Aug 2 19:05:17 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jul 29, 22:32:17 +0200, Jan Beyer wrote:
> Please tell me, how to install the correct debugging symbols.

Hmm, I didn't realise we hadn't uploaded debug packages for Empathy.

Please could you download the Git version of Empathy, build it and run
it from the source tree. You should be able to find information on
downloading and building from the following page:


(I can't get online right now to check, but I seem to remember this is
correct, or at least it should link to appropriate information.)

> Again - no idea, what the latter means (searching for it on Google gives
> zero results).

Run empathy with one argument: --g-fatal-warnings. This means it will
treat all application warnings as fatal and exit the program, giving a
backtrace as to where g_warning was called.

> Sorry for the german output (forgot LANG=C)... But you probably understand,
> that it means file or directory not found. So maybe this has actually not
> much to do with empathy?

That just means that you haven't got the libc source available on your
computer in the correct location (nobody except the package builder
does, so ignore this).

> Please tell me, how to get empathy's debugging symbols, so that I can help
> you better.

Could you also install glib's symbols, in the libglib2.0-dbg package.

> Should I rebuild empathy package with appropriate tweaking of debian/rules?
> There's probably a simpler way, which I do not see ATM.

If you know about Debian packages, you could modify empathy's Debian
package to add a debug package -- in the simplest case, just add an
empathy-dbg package to debian/control and CDBS /should/ deal with the
rest for you.


Jonny Lamb, UK
jonny at debian.org

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